Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 They Don't Speak an Aboriginal Language, Or Do They?
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'Growing numbers of people in 'settled' Australia who identify as Aboriginal , speak carieties of English as their first language. The fact that such people speak little or none of their traditional Aboriginal languages is often used by non-Aboriginal people as evidence that these people are 'not really Aboriginal'...'


  • Includes bibliography

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    y Being Black Aboriginal Cultures in 'settled' Australia Ian Keen (editor), Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 1988 9108245 1988 selected work criticism

    'Being black brings together the results of research by a range of renowned anthropologists focusing on the social life of people who used to be labelled 'part-Aborigines' or 'urban Aborigines'. The research cover issues like the basis of identity; the ties of family; the structure of communities; ways of speaking; beliefs and feelings about country, and attitudes to the past.' (Source: Publisher's website)

    Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 1988
    pg. 97-115
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  • South East Queensland, Queensland,
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